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Rita Dove
(1952-____) born on
Aug 28
US poet, educator. Her poetry in "Thomas and Beulah," was awarded the Pulitzer Prize in 1987; chosen poet laureate at the Library of Congress in 1993.
         
   
F
Poetry is language at its most distilled and most powerful.

R
What's invisible
sings, and we bear witness.
A
Sometimes
a word is found so right it trembles
at the slightest explanation.
N
Here's a riddle for Our Age: when the sky's the limit, how can you tell you've gone too far?
K
If only the sun-drenched celebrities are being noticed and worshiped, then our children are going to have a tough time seeing the value in the shadows, where the thinkers, probers and scientists are keeping society together.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: In "The Quotable Quotations Book," by Alec Lewis, 1980.
R: "The Hill Has Something to Say," "Museum."
A: "O, " "The Yellow House on the Corner."
N: In "The Black Woman's Gumbo Ya-Ya," by Terri L. Jewell, 1993.
K: The New York Times
   


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